Ramblings from a Twisted Mind: Oh, Canada
August 26, 2013 in Humour/CommentaryThe CBC recently created a 49-song playlist of Canadian
music for Barack Obama, intending to give him a better
sense of Canada. I’m disappointed that their list included
none of the following songs, all of which say more about
Canada than anyone would want to know:
1. Liquor and Whores, Bubbles (Mike Smith.)
Though sex, drugs and rock and roll are often praised
in song, only a Canadian would add “mustard and bologna”
to that list of favourite things.
2. Cemetery, the Headstones.
Some might say a song about necrophilia isn’t very
Canadian but, during a cold and lonely winter, you
take love where you can get it.
3. Sucks To Be You, Prozzak.
I don’t know what, if anything, this song says about
Canada in particular, but its message is universal.
4. Seasons in the Sun, Terry Jacks.
This song is often seen on lists of “most annoying
songs of the past four decades” and “worst lyrics in
music history,” but those lists rarely point out that
Jacks is Canadian. I think we’d all feel better if we
5. The War of 1812, Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie.
If there’s anything more Canadian than threatening to
burn down the White House, I can’t imagine what it
Obviously, I’ll have to create my own Twisted Girl mix
and send it to Obama. I’m sure he’ll be grateful. I hope
the NSA enjoys it, too.